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Minister Aceng warns hospital directors about new vehicles

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has warned administrators of regional referral and district hospitals against misuse of government property especially the  vehicles.  She said while districts of Buyende and Kaliro had earlier been given brand new double cabin picks to facilitate immunization …

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Torfaera, Iceland’s off-road mania

Akranes, Iceland | AFP |  After more than half a century, revving engines in the tough off-road sport known locally as “torfaera” still draw crowds who love the noise and daring drivers. It’s late summer and Akrafjall mountain, which looms over the small town of Akranes, has been turned into a …

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Southern Niger reels after Nigeria closes borders

Dan Issa, Niger | AFP | Nothing crosses into Nigeria and nothing comes out. It’s hermetically sealed,” said Amadou Idi, sitting in a makeshift shelter to keep out of the rain, and reflecting on the downturn in his luck. “We twiddle our thumbs and pray.” Idi’s job is a transiting agent …

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76 Makerere University vehicles grounded

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seventy six vehicles belonging to Makerere University are grounded, according to the institution’s Motorized Vehicle Inventory report. The 76 are part of 357 vehicles being run by Makerere University. Those grounded include motorcycles, double cabins, coasters, tractors, a TATA lorry and water tanker. The …

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MOTORING: Understand the `Overdrive’

It helps with overall driving in different conditions and gas mileage Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Most vehicles with an automatic transmission come with a standard overdrive (O/D) function on their gear shifter. Many of the newer vehicles being produced are no longer being built with these overdrive buttons, but they …

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Bobi Wine’s vehicles, grader rotting at Arua Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two vehicles belonging to Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, the Kyadondo East Member of parliament and a grader are rotting away at Arua Police football grounds, two months after they were impounded by police. The vehicles include a Toyota Tundra registration number UAT 416X, Toyota …

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